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Business: ANSYS Acquires Century Dynamics
Posted Thu January 06, 2005 @04:31PM
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ANSYS CFX ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that it has acquired Century Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated yet easy-to-use simulation software for solving linear, nonlinear, explicit and multi-body hydro-dynamics problems. The up-front purchase price of $5,000,000 will be paid in cash. In addition, the agreement provides for future payments contingent upon the attainment of certain performance criteria. Excluding the effects of acquisition-related amortization and any one-time deal related charges, the acquisition is expected to be slightly accretive to earnings within fiscal year 2005.

"Century Dynamics' focus on ease-of-use is very much aligned with our focus, only in a completely parallel technology," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO at ANSYS, Inc. "This acquisition is attractive to customers, stockholders and employees for its advanced technology, growth potential and market presence. We believe that by aligning our global sales and marketing resources with Century Dynamics' outstanding technology, we will continue to deliver a more complete and comprehensive solution to our customers."

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Help Solving Equations
Posted Thu January 06, 2005 @02:41PM
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Help Desk Hello everyone,

I am an undergraduate student writing a CFD code for simple physics. I have a set of equations which are NOT tridiagonal. So I think I can use ADI method. I am programming in the C++ language. Can anyone mail me C++ code for solving N*N matices using ADI method?

Thanks,
Dilip
email: dilip441@yahoo.co.in

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New Software: ALGOR V16.1 Features Parametric Meshing and Expanded CFD Tools
Posted Thu January 06, 2005 @02:33PM
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News ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that ALGOR V16.1 features all-new parametric, structured meshing tools for 2- and 3-D FEA model creation and expanded CFD capabilities including: fan effects; multiple, independent fluids in a single analysis; gravity loads in flow through porous media analyses; and particle tracking.

"ALGOR V16.1's parametric, structured meshing tools allow me to conveniently and quickly modify a structured mesh when working with complex, 3-D models," said Bill King of in-Finite Solutions, Inc. in Eagle, Idaho. "This provides a significant time savings when modifying hand-built FEA models."

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New Software: Latest Gridgen Release Features Mac Port, Improved Meshing
Posted Mon January 03, 2005 @04:14PM
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News Pointwise, Inc. has released Gridgen Version 15.06. This latest release of CFD meshing software features a port to the Mac OS© X operating system and a major new capability for mesh extrusion techniques.

The Mac port was strongly motivated by NASA customers who have begun using Macs for CFD meshing, postprocessing, and visualization. Mac OS X and Xserve provide a powerful and productive environment to handle the compute-intensive tasks and support workgroup data needs, while the Power Mac G5 is a desktop machine that people enjoy working with.

Dr. Craig Hunter, a CFD researcher in the Configuration Aerodynamics Branch at NASA Langley Research Center, has this to say about Gridgen and the Mac: "I look forward to Gridgen filling that critical need as a preprocessor tool, and enabling us to more effectively use our numerous structured grid flow solvers and other CFD tools on Mac OS X."

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New Software: Fluent and Harvard Thermal Partner to Deliver Icechip
Posted Mon January 03, 2005 @09:51AM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, and Harvard Thermal, the industry expert in the use of ECAD-based interfacing for the creation of detailed component and board level thermal analysis, have entered into a technology licensing agreement to embed Harvard Thermal’s PTD product into Icechip, a detailed thermal design software for IC packages to add to Fluent’s suite of tools for electronics design and analysis that include Icepak, Icepro, Iceboard, and Icemax.

“Icepak division of Fluent is focused on delivering the best-in-class suite of design tools to the electronics industry” says Prabhu Sathyamurthy, Director of Icepak division. “This partnership between Fluent and Harvard Thermal will benefit customers seeking detailed thermal design of IC packages, which are becoming increasingly complex in functionality and layout. Icechip is designed to perform detailed thermal analysis inclusive of IC package substrates, traces, vias, non-uniform heat generation, wire bonds, and solder balls. It will also be able to handle all varieties of IC package types including wirebond and flipchip BGAs, stacked die configurations, and Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs).”

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Events: Third Joint CFX & FZR Workshop on Multiphase Flows
Posted Mon December 27, 2004 @03:56PM
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ANSYS CFX ANSYS Germany and FZ Rossendorf are announcing the 3rd Joint CFX & FZR Workshop on Multiphase Flows [pdf]: Simulation, Experiment and Application to be held in Dresden, Germany on May 31 - June 3 2005

Keynote speakers will be M. Ishii, M. Lopez de Bertodano, M. Sommerfeld.

More information and registration are available via email at cfx-info-germany@ansys.com

Multiphase flows are of great interest to a large variety of industries. The power generation, nuclear reactor technology, food production, chemical process, aero-space and automotive industries are all driving forces in this physically and phenomenologically complex field.

The goal of the conference is to bring together experimental and numerical practitioners, and foster discussion and exchange of knowledge between the two sides.

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